Dead Man

Dead Man

Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1995 • United States

With DEAD MAN, his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country's legacy of violence and prejudice, and the natural cycle of life and death. Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) has hardly arrived in the godforsaken outpost of Machine before he's caught in the middle of a fatal lovers' quarrel. Wounded and on the lam, Blake falls under the watch of the outcast Nobody (Gary Farmer), who guides his companion on a spiritual journey, teaching him to dispense poetic justice along the way. Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, DEAD MAN is a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

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Dead Man
  • Dead Man

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1995 • United States

    With DEAD MAN, his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the nineteenth-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country's legacy of violence and prejudice, a...

Extras

  • Edition Intro

  • Q&A with Jim Jarmusch

    In November 2017, the Criterion Collection invited fans to send in questions about DEAD MAN for director Jim Jarmusch to answer. The questions came in from around the world.

  • Gary Farmer on DEAD MAN

    The following is a 2017 interview with DEAD MAN actor Gary Farmer.

  • Reading Blake: Iggy Pop

    Presented here is an audio recording from 2017 of actor Iggy Pop reading from William Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell.” It plays over location scouting photos taken by director Jim Jarmusch in California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington, to show the look of the film to potential...

  • Reading Blake: Alfred Molina

    Presented here is an audio recording from 2017 of actor Alfred Molina reading from William Blake’s “The Everlasting Gospel.” It plays over location scouting photos taken by director Jim Jarmusch in California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington, to show the look of the film t...

  • Reading Blake: Mili Avital

    Presented here is an audio recording from 2017 of actor Mili Avital reading from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence.” It plays over location scouting photos taken by director Jim Jarmusch in California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Washington, to show the look of the film to p...

  • DEAD MAN: Deleted Scenes

  • DEAD MAN: Neil Young

    Presented here is footage shot by director Jim Jarmusch that shows Neil Young composing the score for DEAD MAN.

  • DEAD MAN: Neil Young Music Video

    Presented here is a 1996 music video for a song by Neil Young from DEAD MAN.

  • DEAD MAN: Neil Young Music Video with Johnny Depp

    Presented here is a 1996 music video for a song from DEAD MAN, along with a recording of actor Johnny Depp reading a poem by William Blake while the music video is playing.